February 05, 2021
CLEVELAND (Friday, February 5, 2021) – The Cleveland International Film Festival will present its one-of-a-kind event Get Shorty, sponsored by Huntington, on Friday, February 26, 2021. While this is the 18th consecutive year for Get Shorty, 2021 marks its first time online.
Get Shorty has been an audience favorite for nearly two decades, offering film fans something they typically do not have a chance to do – help program CIFF.
This year the Festival is presenting the event in two ways:
LIVE ONLINE EVENT – YOU HELP PROGRAM CIFF45 STREAMS! | Tickets $20 / $18 for CIFF Members
For those who want to help program CIFF45 Streams, join CIFF on Friday, February 26that 7:00 PM ET for the LIVE Get Shorty event. Ten shorts will be presented, and at the conclusion of each film attendees will be prompted to text their vote. At the end of the evening, CIFF will have a live announcement of how the films scored. The film with the most votes is guaranteed a spot in this year’s line-up.
PRE-RECORDED / ON DEMAND EVENT – NO VOTING ON FILMS | Tickets $10 / $9 for CIFF Members
For those who do not wish to help program CIFF45 Streams, the pre-recorded program, including the live announcement at the conclusion of the event, will be available online Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 AM ET – Sunday, February 28th at 11:59 PM ET.
For full information on CIFF’s Get Shorty, including ticket information, please visit clevelandfilm.org/getshorty.
CIFF45 Streams, taking place April 7-20, 2021 at clevelandfilm.org, will consist of hundreds of films, filmmaker conversations and Q&As, audience voting, filmmaker awards, podcast episodes, and merchandise, as well as audience engagement activities and events. CIFF45 Streams will also include two extra days – making it a 14-day presentation – for extended viewing.
The 45thCleveland International Film Festival will announce its program lineup in March 2021. For more information on CIFF, please visit clevelandfilm.org
The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Also, the Cleveland International Film Festival is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.
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